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Description - Critical Literacy by Eugene F. Provenzo

In Critical Literacy Eugene F. Provenzo Jr. challenges E. D. Hirsch's assumptionsabout culture and education. Calling for a broader and more democratic visionthan Hirsch, Provenzo critiques Hirsch's legacy up through the currentconservative educational agenda for education which, he argues, denies, not onlythe United States' diversity, but its democratic traditions of democraticparticipation. His book shows why critical faculties and skills of students areessential not only to the success of individual students but to their participationin a healthy democracy.Provenzo offers a list of 5,000 things every educated American ought to know-none of them the same items as those included on Hirsch's list in CulturalLiteracy. Critical Literacy is essential reading for those concerned with our schoolsand the future of our children.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781594510885
ISBN-10: 1594510881
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 140mm x mm)
Pages: 168
Imprint: Paradigm
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 15-Jul-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Eugene F. Provenzo

Eugene F. Provenzo Jr. is a professor at the University of Miami School of Education and the author most recently of Teaching and Learning in American Society: A 21st Century Perspective (Allyn & Bacon, 2002).